ERIC Number: ED452857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
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Building a Knowledge-Based Economy and Society.
This paper provides an overview of the forces shaping the future of the knowledge economy and society, including: the speed and type of change that is occurring; the technologies that are propelling it; the technology and information choices that competitors are making; which organizations are in the lead; who has the most to gain and to lose; the investment strategies of competitors vis-a-vis the trends; and the variety of ways these trends may influence customers' demands and needs. The characteristics of a global information economy and society are identified, focusing on the four building blocks of infrastructure provision, lifelong learning, economic growth, and service delivery. National strategies for Singapore, the European Union, and Australia are considered, as is the role of libraries and information services in the global information economy and society. (MES)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Information Services, Information Technology, Library Role, Lifelong Learning, National Programs, Social Change
For full text: http://www.alia.org.au/conferences/alia2000/proceedings/jo.b ryson.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; European Union; Singapore